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Patoka Lake

IN (Crawford, Dubois, Orange)

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    Summary

    What you need to know about fishing Patoka Lake

    Patoka Lake is located in south central Indiana and is known to be one of the states finest fisheries. Boasting great Largemouth Bass, Striped Bass, Crappie, and what appears to be a growing population of Walleye, Patoka Lake is a top destination in Indiana. Crappie fishing brings people to this lake from all over the region due to having great numbers of fish, but also for the potential for a giant fish. As with all panfish lakes, sorting through the small fish is just what happens, but Crappies in the 12-14” range are far from uncommon, some can even push 17”. Many fisherman target all species of fish in the abundant submerged timber found in creek arms, or on weedlines near the main lake. Both can be productive patterns and can lead to a great day.

    Waterbody Type

    Lake/Pond

    Coordinates

    -86.6916W
    38.4011N

    Surface Area

    36.91 sq. km

    Avg. Depth

    0 ft.

    Species Present

    Walleye, Largemouth Bass, Crappie, Panfish / Bluegill

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      Expert Picks

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      Flipping and pitching

      This is the tackle I use when flipping and pitching in brush and docks
      Tour Grade Football Jig 3/8 oz / Black Blue
      Tour Grade Football Jig

      WEIGHT: 3/8 oz

      COLOR: Black Blue

      $3.89

      Tour Grade Football Jig 3/8 oz / Green Pumpkin Craw
      Tour Grade Football Jig

      WEIGHT: 3/8 oz

      COLOR: Green Pumpkin Craw

      $3.89

      Tour Grade Football Jig 1/2 oz / Black Blue
      Tour Grade Football Jig

      WEIGHT: 1/2 oz

      COLOR: Black Blue

      $3.89

      Tour Grade Football Jig 1/2 oz / Green Pumpkin Craw
      Tour Grade Football Jig

      WEIGHT: 1/2 oz

      COLOR: Green Pumpkin Craw

      $3.89

      Sufix 832 Braid 65LB / Low-Vis Green
      Sufix 832 Braid

      SIZE: 65LB

      COLOR: Low-Vis Green

      $16.99

      Googan Bandito Bug 4" / Watermelon Red Flake
      Googan Bandito Bug

      Length: 4"

      Color: Watermelon Red Flake

      $5.99

      Googan Bandito Bug 4" / Green Pumpkin
      Googan Bandito Bug

      Length: 4"

      Color: Green Pumpkin

      $5.99

      Zoom Lizard Watermelon Red / 6"
      Zoom Lizard

      COLOR: Watermelon Red

      LENGTH: 6"

      $2.99

      Strike King Rage Craw 4" / Black Blue Flake
      Strike King Rage Craw

      LENGTH: 4"

      COLOR: Black Blue Flake

      $5.49

      Strike King Rage Craw 4" / Watermelon Red
      Strike King Rage Craw

      LENGTH: 4"

      COLOR: Watermelon Red

      $5.49

      Strike King Rage Craw 4" / Green Pumpkin
      Strike King Rage Craw

      LENGTH: 4"

      COLOR: Green Pumpkin

      $5.49

      Strike King Rage Craw 4" / Blue Craw
      Strike King Rage Craw

      LENGTH: 4"

      COLOR: Blue Craw

      $5.49

      Strike King Pro Model KVD Tube Bait Green Pumpkin / 3 1/2"
      Strike King Pro Model KVD Tube Bait

      COLOR: Green Pumpkin

      LENGTH: 3 1/2"

      $4.99

      Strike King Pro Model KVD Tube Bait Black Blue Flake / 3 1/2"
      Strike King Pro Model KVD Tube Bait

      COLOR: Black Blue Flake

      LENGTH: 3 1/2"

      $4.99

      Berkley Powerbait Pit Boss 3" / Black-Blue
      Berkley Powerbait Pit Boss

      LENGTH: 3"

      COLOR: Black-Blue

      $3.99

      Berkley Powerbait Pit Boss 3" / Green Pumpkin
      Berkley Powerbait Pit Boss

      LENGTH: 3"

      COLOR: Green Pumpkin

      $3.99

      Berkley Powerbait Pit Boss 4" / Green Pumpkin
      Berkley Powerbait Pit Boss

      LENGTH: 4"

      COLOR: Green Pumpkin

      $3.99

      Berkley Powerbait Pit Boss 4" / Black-Blue
      Berkley Powerbait Pit Boss

      LENGTH: 4"

      COLOR: Black-Blue

      $3.99

      VMC Wide Gap Hook #4/0 / BLACK NICKEL
      VMC Wide Gap Hook

      SIZE: #4/0

      COLOR: BLACK NICKEL

      $2.49

      VMC Wide Gap Hook #5/0 / BLACK NICKEL
      VMC Wide Gap Hook

      SIZE: #5/0

      COLOR: BLACK NICKEL

      $2.49

      VMC Flippin Hook #3/0 / BLACK NICKEL
      VMC Flippin Hook

      SIZE: #3/0

      COLOR: BLACK NICKEL

      $3.89

      VMC Flippin Hook #4/0 / BLACK NICKEL
      VMC Flippin Hook

      SIZE: #4/0

      COLOR: BLACK NICKEL

      $3.89

      VMC Tokyo Rig #4/0
      VMC Tokyo Rig

      SIZE: #4/0

      $3.79

      VMC Tokyo Rig #5/0
      VMC Tokyo Rig

      SIZE: #5/0

      $3.79

      Daiwa Tatula Elite Series Casting MH / 7' 3" / FAST
      Daiwa Tatula Elite Series Casting

      POWER: MH

      LENGTH: 7' 3"

      ACTION: FAST

      $179.99

      Daiwa Tatula Elite Series Casting H / 7' 6" / FAST
      Daiwa Tatula Elite Series Casting

      POWER: H

      LENGTH: 7' 6"

      ACTION: FAST

      $289.99

      Daiwa Tatula CT Casting Reel 7.3:1 / Right Hand
      Daiwa Tatula CT Casting Reel

      GEAR RATIO: 7.3:1

      RETRIEVE: Right Hand

      $129.99

      Daiwa Tatula CT Casting Reel 8.1:1 / Right Hand
      Daiwa Tatula CT Casting Reel

      GEAR RATIO: 8.1:1

      RETRIEVE: Right Hand

      $129.99

      Zoom Brush Hog Green Pumpkin / 6"
      Zoom Brush Hog

      COLOR: Green Pumpkin

      LENGTH: 6"

      $4.49

      Yum 4" Tube Watermelon Seed / 4"
      Yum 4" Tube

      COLOR: Watermelon Seed

      LENGTH: 4"

      $3.49

      Zoom Brush Hog Watermelon Seed / 6"
      Zoom Brush Hog

      COLOR: Watermelon Seed

      LENGTH: 6"

      $4.49

      Berkley Powerbait Power Worm 10" / Green Pumpkin
      Berkley Powerbait Power Worm

      LENGTH: 10"

      COLOR: Green Pumpkin

      $4.49

      Berkley Powerbait Power Worm 10" / Motor Oil Red Fleck
      Berkley Powerbait Power Worm

      LENGTH: 10"

      COLOR: Motor Oil Red Fleck

      $4.49

      VMC Worm Hook #4/0 / BLACK NICKEL
      VMC Worm Hook

      SIZE: #4/0

      COLOR: BLACK NICKEL

      $2.79

      Strike King Rage Bug 4" / Black Blue Flake
      Strike King Rage Bug

      LENGTH: 4"

      COLOR: Black Blue Flake

      $5.49

      Strike King Rage Bug 4" / Watermelon Red Flake
      Strike King Rage Bug

      LENGTH: 4"

      COLOR: Watermelon Red Flake

      $5.49

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